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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • 10 things you might not know about distractions

    Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
  • Ignition interlock will save lives

    Ignition interlock will save lives
    The alcohol industry should be ashamed that its hard-line representatives were the only ones to oppose Mothers Against Drunk Driving's efforts to require ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing in...
  • Banner pilot had little time to fix engine problem

    Banner pilot had little time to fix engine problem
    Jordan Dorsey was heading back to North Perry Airport after flying his banner plane over a festival in southwest Miami-Dade County when his engine started to slowly lose power. Suspecting ice had formed in the carburetor, a common ailment in small...
  • 1 dead in medical helicopter crash in eastern Oklahoma

    The pilot of a medical helicopter died and a nurse and paramedic were injured when their aircraft crashed in remote woods near Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma, authorities said Friday. No patients were aboard the Airbus AS350 as it was flying to McAlester...
  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate the causes of offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated. Crude trains have...
  • Houston Ship Channel fully reopens after collision

    The Houston Ship Channel fully reopened Thursday morning after a collision between two vessels caused flammable gasoline additive to spill and forced a section of the major waterway to close for three days. A 4- to 8-mile section of the channel had...
  • Senate confirms transportation safety board chairman, member

    The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm a lawyer with a history in aviation and transportation safety to head the National Transportation Safety Board. Christopher Hart's nomination was approved 97 to 0. The Senate also approved by a voice vote...
  • Business continues on Houston Ship Channel despite closure

    Goods are being unloaded and commerce traded along the Houston Ship Channel, even though part of the waterway remained closed Wednesday amid cleanup efforts following a collision that spilled a flammable chemical. About a 4-mile to 8-mile stretch of...
  • Spate of derailments deepens fear of oil train disaster

    Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days. The derailments have deepened safety concerns...
  • US agency releases early report on Harrison Ford plane crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board has released a summary of the plane crash that injured Harrison Ford last week in Southern California. The report posted Tuesday on the agency's website does not, however, point to the cause of the engine...